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Monday 19 September 2016

From words to action: Reviewing the commitments made at the ‘Supporting Syria and the Region’ Conference six months on

This September an inter-agency report was released documenting the progress made since the ‘Supporting Syria and the Region’ conference held in London last February in terms of funding and policy commitments. It proposes specific recommendations to ensure its successful implementation.

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Monday 19 September 2016

The UN 2030 goals mean little if we can't fix the refugee crisis

A year ago this week, world leaders adopted an ambitious set of targets to end poverty, fix climate change and tackle inequalities by 2030. All of us who supported the global goals pledged to make them famous, and mobilise an unprecedented coalition of government, business and civil society behind their achievement. Never before has a set of UN goals been launched with such fanfare, or been met with such broad support.

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Wednesday 14 September 2016

As Super Typhoon Meranti batters Taiwan, flood-hit China braces for destructive winds and deluge of rain

China is preparing for a deluge of rain from a category 5 ‘Super’ Typhoon, after the storm tracked past Taiwan’s southern coast today. Typhoon Meranti, which is the strongest storm since Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, is packing sustained winds of more than 300km/h, and is due to make landfall in China on Thursday morning.

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Wednesday 14 September 2016

Alarming trends face children and families of world’s 21st largest country

The world’s 65.3 million forcibly displaced people - who would make up the world’s 21st largest country based on population - are falling far behind others in terms of education, health, child marriage, and other key factors, a new report by Save the Children illustrates.

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Tuesday 13 September 2016

Concerns at lack of aid distribution as night falls on first full day of Syria ceasefire

Save the Children is monitoring the situation closely in Syria, where the cessation of hostilities appears to largely be holding but humanitarian agencies still have not been able to deliver aid to those most in need. More than 24 hours after the ceasefire began, reports are that key access routes for humanitarian relief are still blocked. We are working to verify information, but it is vital that help reaches people immediately if this cessation is to be a success. 
 

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